Our Goal is to Impact Youth & Families
Project Joy is a 2019 CA Nonprofit of the Year for the 21st Senate District
THE 3 PILLARS OF PROJECT JOY
Project Joy operates under Three Strategic Pillars towards the aspirational goal of ending poverty and being a catalyst for a life full of joy.
We are trusted community messengers with boots firmly planted on the ground. We partner with agencies to share critical information in a culturally relevant way.
We bridge the gap between knowing and doing at our work-based learning site. Transitional age youth (ages 18-24) receive hands-on training using work-based projects
We offer several classes and workshops designed with racial equity and cultural understanding at the center.
Project Joy was awarded California Non-Profit of the Year in 2019 for the 21st Senate District (nominated by Senator Scott Wilk). This affirms our program design and sustained impact in the community.
We are a partner agency with the national iFoster organization and helped launch the inaugural TAY AmeriCorps program, in 2019, as a leading host site, which reached close to 100 foster youth in the Antelope Valley and bridged them to supportive services, educational and employment resources. Our impact is based on a peer specialist outreach model, where foster youth are hired, trained in leadership and 21st Century job skills, and assist with program design and implementation to reach their peers in need.